Spanish radio network Cadena SER claimed on Thursday night that Chelsea and Spain forward Diego Costa has accepted an offer to move to the Chinese Super League in the summer.
According to SER journalist Manu Carreño, the 28-year-old has agreed a deal in principle with an unnamed CSL club worth 30 million euros a year, which would make Costa one of the highest-paid players on the planet.
Chinese Super League club bids 85 million euros for Costa
The report stated that Costa had decided to move to China in the winter market but that Chelsea blocked any deal going through before the summer. The unnamed CSL club has apparently tabled a bid of 85 million euros for Costa’s services.
If Costa leaves, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is expected to try and lure Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge after coaching the Real Madrid forward at Juventus.
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